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Extra silica supports bone health

Osteoporosis affects approximately one in four women and one in eight men in North America. As a result, medical research is focused on new bone-building nutrients, particularly those that support the beneficial effects of calcium and vitamin D. Researchers at the Rayne Institute at St Thomas’ Hospital in England found silica (also called silicon) to [...]

Extra silica supports bone health 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Many women lack vitamin K for bones

The levels of vitamin K in healthy menopausal women are inadequate to maintain bone health, says the lead researcher of a recent study from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. The researchers found that one early effect of declining estrogen is the impairment of vitamin K function, and that the deficiency could seriously compromise [...]

Many women lack vitamin K for bones 2018-02-15T15:52:59+00:00

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines

There has been some confusion about the amount of sun exposure required to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, according to the Canadian Dermatology Association. "People are hearing many different recommendations, some of which can be misleading," says Dr Cheryl Rosen of the Canadian Dermatology Association. "These include claims by the tanning industry that the [...]

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

The Gluten Connection: Celiac disease related to osteoporosis, researchers find

Rates of celiac disease are significantly higher in patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They recommend using blood tests to screen osteoporosis patients for celiac disease because their study has shown that treating celiac disease with diet can restore bone health in these patients. Celiac disease [...]

The Gluten Connection: Celiac disease related to osteoporosis, researchers find 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

The B for Your Bones: Low vitamin B-12 levels linked to osteoporosis

New research conducted by Katherine Tucker, PhD, of Tufts University, examined dietary factors in relation to osteoporosis and uncovered a positive association between vitamin B-12 and bone health. In other words, the authors conclude that vitamin B-12 deficiency may be an important modifiable risk factor for osteoporosis. “Osteoporosis is becoming a much greater issue now [...]

The B for Your Bones: Low vitamin B-12 levels linked to osteoporosis 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on

New research on calcium and bone development suggests that efforts to prevent osteoporosis could actually start before puberty. In the study at The Ohio State University Medical Center, researchers found that calcium supplementation significantly increased bone mass development during a critical childhood growth spurt. The findings suggest that elevated calcium use by pre-adolescent girls is [...]

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Omega fats prevent bone loss

The average North American gets too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids, at a ratio of approximately 10:1. However, a much lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids —a ratio of 5:1 — is believed to promote cardiovascular health, improve memory and, as the following study published in the Journal [...]

Omega fats prevent bone loss 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives

Women who take oral contraceptives can counteract bone loss by making sure they have enough calcium in their daily diet, especially early in life, according to Purdue University research. Earlier research has indicated that optimizing bone mass in adolescence and young adulthood prevents low bone density and osteoporosis later in life. On the other hand, [...]

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Soy protein helps strengthen bones

Postmenopausal women who consumed high daily levels of soy protein had reduced risk of bone fracture, according to a new study. Xianglan Zhang, MD, MPH, from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine examined the relationship between soy food consumption and bone fractures in 24,403 postmenopausal women. The women were part of the Shanghai Women’s Health [...]

Soy protein helps strengthen bones 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Many Women Lack D: Finding underscores need for education, say researchers

Low vitamin D status often may be overlooked by doctors, leading to inadequate vitamin D supplementation in patients with osteoporosis, say researchers. A study of 1,554 postmenopausal women showed that 52% of these women had suboptimal vitamin D concentrations. Most study participants were healthy, ambulatory, community-dwelling, white women who were well educated. These results underscore [...]

Many Women Lack D: Finding underscores need for education, say researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:03+00:00

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